Downtown View:Acts of Kindness and Humor

November 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week’s election produced fear and despair among most Massachusetts voters, who went for Hillary two to one. But amidst the misery, some lightheartedness, humanity and kindness showed through. Alecia told me making marijuana legal in Massachusetts was the best thing that happened on election day. “Anything to alter one’s...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 18, 2016
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Clothing Drive to benefit Center Club The Beacon Hill Civic Association is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit our neighbors at Center Club, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Center Club (www.centerclubboston.org) is a clubhouse for adults with psychiatric disabilities, located behind the District A-1 Police Station at 31 Bowker Street. Since 1959...

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Two Residents Struck by Truck

November 18, 2016
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Two longtime residents of Temple Street, Denise Hirschel and Harry McCue, were struck by a commercial truck while crossing a street in Woburn on Nov. 1 and seriously injured. Tragically, Denise died from her injuries on Nov. 5. Harry is at Massachusetts General Hospital facing surgery and a long, arduous recovery. A professional landscape...

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Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other. “It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results in Massachusetts, and...

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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park Along the Charles River Esplanade

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...

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Officials,Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The building proposed redevelopment that might go as high as 775 feet, at the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage, may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away on the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any...

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SoWa Market Celebrates Successful Summer, Looks to Put District on Map

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The SoWa Market in the South End has wrapped up an extremely successful summer season, and already organizers of the venture are looking to take the next step in making the entire SoWa District the hub for art and design in all of Boston. To that end, as the Market has...

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Light Boston Turns 20

November 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Light Boston seeks to illuminate architectural landmarks and other notable locations by championing for appropriate exterior lighting to enhance the city’s nighttime social vitality, aesthetics and public safety. The origins of the not-for-profit, citizen’s advocacy group dates back to 1996, when longtime Mount Vernon Street resident...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2016

November 18, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 11/05/16 – A victim reported her 2013 Jeep Wrangler was broken into in a Stuart Street hotel garage between 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 5. She said unknown person(s) entered through the vehicle’s soft-top roof and removed...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2016
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Beacon Hill supports ‘Trick or Treat for UNICEF’ Dear Editor: As a volunteer for the New England office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I’d like to thank businesses, residents and particularly the children of Beacon Hill for supporting “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” this past Halloween. Once again, Hill House distributed the little...

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Voters Approve Question 5

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed in Tuesday’s election. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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Obituaries 11-15-2016

November 18, 2016
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Lynne C. Miller, resident of Beacon Hill, founder of Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Lynne (Miller) C. Buckley, age 72, and for many years a resident of Beacon Hill, passed away quietly after a long illness in Oahu, Hawaii, on Oct. 27. Lynne was the beloved daughter of Henry Ogden Clutsam II and Shirley Jean...

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Raise the Sails Gala

November 11, 2016
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Raise the Sails Gala

Raise the Sails Committee members Paris Geraniotis, Brittany Topper, and Jessica Beyer show off their masquerading style at the Community Boating Inc. Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at The Liberty Hotel.

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

November 11, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops in the street to let you out. The driver can’t pull over because parked cars line both sides of the narrow street. A short time passes while you pay and get ready to climb out. Before you have time to count...

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DCR to Review Road Surface Improvements to Storrow Drive

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In the coming weeks, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will begin reviewing surface improvements to Storrow Drive and the Storrow Drive Tunnel, said DCR spokesman Troy Wall. The state agency will work with the Waltham engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to improve bicycle and pedestrian access between the Charles...

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BHV Announces A Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...

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Designing A Dream:Sara Campbell at BHWF Tonight

November 11, 2016
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By Kathy Hull We often wonder whether or not women today can “have it all”:  can you happily have a big career and a family at the same time?  Can you have a successful business while also working for the common good?  Tonight, at Hampshire House, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara...

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All Star Pizza Bar Closer to Opening Cambridge Street Location

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy One of the owners of All Star Pizza Bar outlined his plans to open a second location on Cambridge Street during a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday. Kosta Diamantopoulos, who opened the original location in Cambridge’s Inman Square with his brother Johnny in...

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Boston Public Library Offers Free Homework Help

November 11, 2016
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Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program is underway and runs through May 25, 2017, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union tutors are also available...

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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 11, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger...

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City of Boston Permanently Implements Successful Pilot Commercial Loading Project

November 11, 2016
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The City of Boston recently completed a pilot program on Cambridge Street designed to afford better access to curbside commercial loading zones in an effort to reduce the incidence of double parking by commercial vehicles, improve safety for people riding bicycles and provide a smoother flow of traffic.  During the trial period, the hours...

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Lighting of the Park’s Signature Trellis Set for November 21

November 11, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday...

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Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble Concert Set for November 19

November 11, 2016
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In the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) season-opener, their Young Men’s Ensemble presents a concert entitled, “We Are…,” with selections that seek to redefine and broaden the definition of what it means to be a man. This ticketed show is open to the public and is presented as part of the Gardner Museum’s Sunday Concert...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2016

November 11, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 10/27/16 – A victim reported he locked his black Hardrock Spec 15 bicycle to a parking meter on Charles Street at around 5:20 p.m., but when he returned a short time later, it was missing.  

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